Millennials’ High Standards for Animal Welfare

John Davis

More than ever before, millennials have higher expectations of animal welfare practices being carried out by today’s producers. This news release from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance says the group hosted a recent Food Dialogues panel, with this one focusing on on dairy operations, and the group attending in-person and online was told by Bruce Feinberg, global animal health …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, USFRA

WOTUS Interpretive Rule Withdrawn

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have at least ditched part of the WOTUS rule. The Interpretive Rule Regarding the Applicability of Clean Water Act Section related to the proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) was officially withdrawn by EPA and the Corps in a memo last Thursday, January 29. Congress requested asked for …

Corn, Dairy, EPA, NCGA, NMPF, USDA, Water

USFRA Brings Food Dialogues to Dairy Forum

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) will assemble a range of voices to discuss animal care and animal care standards during The Food Dialogues®: Dairy Forum; Animal Care and Consumers’ Emerging Expectations. The event will take place at the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) Dairy Forum from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Boca …

Ag Group, Dairy, USFRA

Meet the New USFRA Faces: Carla Wardin

John Davis

Earlier this month, we told you about the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) announcing the winners of its second class of the Faces of Farming and Ranching program. Now, we’d like you to meet each of the five selectees, starting with Carla Wardin of Michigan, who along with her husband Kris, both sixth-generation farmers, are the sole owners of …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Dairy, USFRA

Why Not Add Beets to Your Cow Ration

Jamie Johansen

For the first time, Feed Beets took advantage of the World Dairy Expo and shared with producers the opportunities with adding beets into their cattle rations. Lisa Butzer, marketing manager for Feed Beets, explained the nutritional elements to feeding beets and it’s benefits to beef and dairy operations. “What we are finding through nutritional surveys and testing is that as …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Dairy, Nutrition

Using CAFOweb on Your Dairy Operation

Joanna Schroeder

Dairy farmers in New Mexico are using a great new tool called CAFOweb. The online data management tool allows dairy farmers to better manage nitrogen. As Tara Vander Dussen and Jay Lazarus explained, nitrogen from manure solids and/or effluent can leach into the ground water is not applied at agronomic rates. In other words, said Lazarus, most dairies were not …

Agribusiness, Apps, Dairy, Verdesian

Cheese, Cheese & More Cheese

Jamie Johansen

A gourmet breakfast was prepared for us during the media talk event at the 2014 World Dairy Expo by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board’s executive chef, John Esser. The meal was of course full Wisconsin cheeses. Chef Esser also prepared an omelet full of morel and leek jack cheese and a pancake packed with foenegreek gouda cheese and bacon. Another …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Food, World Dairy Expo

New Holland Pavilions Unveiled at #WDE14

Jamie Johansen

The official ribbon cutting for the New Holland Pavilions took place this morning on the opening day of the 2014 World Dairy Expo. State and county officials joined New Holland executives and other industry partners for the ceremony that took place outside the $24.9 million facility. “With the addition of the New Holland Pavilions, every livestock and agriculture association needs …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, New Holland, World Dairy Expo

Drink More Milk, Buy More Balers

Jamie Johansen

Exhibitors at the 2014 World Dairy Expo are the first to break in the New Holland Pavilions. Last night New Holland Agriculture hosted one of their infamous Club Blue parties for all World Dairy Expo exhibitors. The evening was full of food, drinks, music and some great conversation. Abe Hughes, VP New Holland North America, said they are so excited …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, New Holland, World Dairy Expo